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Good to Great

By Jim Collins
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062119206
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 210
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The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?

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BREVE INTRODUCCIÓN¿Tu negocio está paralizado y no crece? ¿Quieres mejorar los resultados empresariales y no sabes qué hacer?Aplica los siete principios de Jim Collins y pegarás el gran salto.En este libro, Jim Collins expone los siete principios para la gestión exitosa, que permitirá que la empresa pase de buenos logros a un grandioso éxito. Es lectura sugerida para aquellos empresarios y líderes que quieran un cambio de perspectiva en sus organizaciones, que les permita salir del estancamiento y destacarse. ¿QUÉ APRENDERÁS?Entenderás la función de un buen líder.Conocerás cómo trabaja un equipo exitoso.Comprenderás que no hay recetas mágicas, el cambio requiere esfuerzo.Aprenderás que los pequeños pasos conducen a las grandes metas.Entenderás que la cultura corporativa es el camino para el éxito. BIOGRAFÍA DEL AUTOR ORIGINALJim Collins es un referente en el mundo empresarial. Es licenciado en Administración de Empresas y Matemáticas por la Universidad de Standford. Se ha dedicado a estudiar el comportamiento de las empresas, desde las pequeñas hasta las multinacionales y es un experto en sostenibilidad y crecimiento empresarial. ACERCA DEL LIBRO ORIGINALVivimos una era de conformismo. Nos hemos acostumbrado a hacer lo mínimo posible, a esforzarnos lo imprescindible para obtener buenos resultados. Hacemos lo que se nos pide y evitamos los riesgos. Actuamos a demanda, condicionados por creencias que nos han impuesto. Si las cosas salen más o menos bien, consideramos que la tarea está cumplida, que hemos actuado bien. Si es bueno, alcanza. Y nos conformamos con eso. Sin embargo, como bien dice el dicho bueno puede ser enemigo de grande, en otras palabras, el conformismo puede evitar que nos esforcemos más. Este estilo de vida aplicado a una empresa la transforma en mediocre y la paraliza. Una empresa que solo es buena siempre está en el mismo lugar, no crece ni mejora. Existe la posibilidad de pegar el salto, de transitar el camino de buena a grandiosa. Allí están los grandes resultados.¿Pero cómo llegamos a esos grandes resultados? ¿Qué es lo que necesitamos para dejar de ser buenos y convertirnos en excelentes? En este libro, Jim Collins expone los siete principios para la gestión exitosa, que permitirá que la empresa pase de buenos logros a un grandioso éxito. Estos factores distintivos son producto de un estudio en el que se compara a empresas que alcanzaron esta excelencia y que obtuvieron grandes resultados durante 15 años con empresas que todavía no lograron dar ese salto o, en su defecto, no consiguieron mantenerlo. Este libro cuenta con entrevistas a ejecutivos y diversos datos que permiten explicar y argumentar la diferencia entre las grandes empresas y las buenas. Es lectura sugerida para aquellos empresarios y líderes que quieran un cambio de perspectiva en sus organizaciones que les permita salir del estancamiento y destacarse.

Global Food Systems, Diets, and Nutrition

By Jessica Fanzo,Claire Davis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030727637
  • Pages : 193
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 267
  • File Pdf: global-food-systems-diets-and-nutrition.pdf

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Ensuring optimal diets and nutrition for the global population is a grand challenge fraught with many contentious issues. To achieve food security for all and protect health, we need functional, equitable, and sustainable food systems. Food systems are highly complex networks of individuals and institutions that depend on governance and policy leadership. This book explains how interconnected food systems and policies affect diets and nutrition in high-, middle-, and low-income countries. In tandem with food policy, food systems determine the availability, affordability, and nutritional quality of the food supply, which influences the diets that people are willing and able to consume. Readers will become familiar with both domestic and international food policy processes and actors, and they will be able to critically analyze and debate how policy and science affect diet and nutrition outcomes.

The Luminous Incal

By Alejandro Jodorowsky,Moebius
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Humanoids Inc
  • Isbn : 1594655308
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 739
  • File Pdf: the-luminous-incal.pdf

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The Sci-Fi masterpiece by Moebius and Jodorowsky about the tribulations of the shabby detective John Difool as he searches for the precious and coveted Incal.

The Hedgehog And The Fox

By Isaiah Berlin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Isbn : 1780228430
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 826
  • File Pdf: the-hedgehog-and-the-fox.pdf

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Isaiah Berlin's classic essay on Tolstoy - an exciting new edition with new criticism and a foreword. 'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This fragment of Archilochus, which gives this book its title, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Tolstoy. There have been various interpretations of Archilochus' fragment; Isaiah Berlin has simply used it, without implying anything about the true meaning of the words, to outline a fundamental distinction that exists in mankind, between those who are fascinated by the infinite variety of things (foxes) and those who relate everything to a central all-embracing system (hedgehogs). When applied to Tolstoy, the image illuminates a paradox of his philosophy of history, and shows why he was frequently misunderstood by his contemporaries and critics. Tolstoy was by nature a fox, but he believed in being a hedgehog.

The Effective Manager

By Mark Horstman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119286123
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 704
  • File Pdf: the-effective-manager.pdf

Book Summary:

The how-to guide for exceptional management from the bottom up The Effective Manager is a hands-on practical guide to great management at every level. Written by the man behind Manager Tools, the world's number-one business podcast, this book distills the author's 25 years of management training expertise into clear, actionable steps to start taking today. First, you'll identify what "effective management" actually looks like: can you get the job done at a high level? Do you attract and retain top talent without burning them out? Then you'll dig into the four critical behaviors that make a manager great, and learn how to adjust your own behavior to be the leader your team needs. You'll learn the four major tools that should be a part of every manager's repertoire, how to use them, and even how to introduce them to the team in a productive, non-disruptive way. Most management books are written for CEOs and geared toward improving corporate management, but this book is expressly aimed at managers of any level—with a behavioral framework designed to be tailored to your team's specific needs. Understand your team's strengths, weaknesses, and goals in a meaningful way Stop limiting feedback to when something goes wrong Motivate your people to continuous improvement Spread the work around and let people stretch their skills Effective managers are good at the job and "good at people." The key is combining those skills to foster your team's development, get better and better results, and maintain a culture of positive productivity. The Effective Manager shows you how to turn good into great with clear, actionable, expert guidance.

5 Essential Skills for Successful School Leaders

By Nancy Langely,Mark M. Jacobs
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1475810199
  • Pages : 106
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 468
  • File Pdf: 5-essential-skills-for-successful-school-leaders.pdf

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5 Essential Skills for Successful School Leaders provides a detailed and comprehensive look at theories of leadership styles and behaviors, and it presents the reader with five characteristics that enable a rising or veteran leader to become proficient and effective in his or her role. Using real life stories and examples, the authors illustrate how to bring about change and be a successful leader utilizing these five traits: insight, interpersonal skills, self-growth, flexibility, and keeping in touch with the community.

Good to Great

By Jim Collins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Reverte-Management
  • Isbn : 842919584X
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 547
  • File Pdf: good-to-great.pdf

Book Summary:

Bestseller #1. Siete millones de copias vendidas. Referenciado como uno de los diez mejores libros sobre gestión empresarial, "Good to Great" nos ofrece todo un conjunto de directrices y paradigmas que debe adoptar cualquier empresa que pretenda diferenciarse de las demás. Después de revisar montañas de datos, de hacer miles de entrevistas y de utilizar rigurosas herramientas de comparación, Jim Collins y su equipo de investigación identificaron los determinantes clave de la excelencia en un conjunto de empresas de élite que dieron el salto hasta conseguir unos resultados extraordinarios y sostenibles. Elogios a GOOD TO GREAT: "Este libro escrito a partir de una investigación profunda refuta muchas de las exageraciones actuales de la gestión empresarial —desde el culto al CEO superhombre al culto a la tecnología de la información o la afición a las fusiones y adquisiciones. Estas prácticas no permiten que la mediocridad se convierta en una competencia, sino que deberían permitir que la competencia se convirtiera en excelencia". Peter F. Drucker "Un libro que ningún CEO debería dejar de comprar". USA Today "Collins y su equipo de investigación abordan unas de las cuestiones más importantes que las empresas deberían tratar". Fortune "Con ambos libros, Good to Great y Built to Last, el señor Collins ofrece dos mensajes seductores: que la gestión extraordinaria la pueden conse-guir los simples mortales y que sus practicantes pueden desarrollar instituciones excelentes. Es justo lo que los mortales queríamos oír". Wall Street Journal "La diferencia es lo duro que trabaja el señor Collins para llegar a sus conclusiones más elementales. Se basan en años de minuciosa investi-gación empírica y todas ellas son las más poderosas para producir los resultados más sorprendentes". Financial Times "La idea empresarial del año" Fast Company "Collins ha vuelto a escribir un libro que parece haber sido concebido para perdurar". Business Wee

Summary of Good to Great

By Alexander Cooper
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BookSummaryGr
  • Isbn : 9791220264143
  • Pages :
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 466
  • File Pdf: summary-of-good-to-great.pdf

Book Summary:

Summary of Good to Great Jim Collin’s Good to Great examines companies that have not only endured over time, but who managed the transition from being good companies to becoming outstanding performers. The eleven companies found to have taken this leap managed to outperform the stock market 6.9 times over fifteen years. The author set out to understand what distinguished great organizations from a carefully selected group of companies that did not make the grade. The research team came up with some unexpected outcomes. At the time of the transition from Good to Great all eleven companies were being led by Level 5 Leaders. These people showed a unique combination of humility and professional will. They were prepared to do anything necessary for the benefit of the organization. Level 5 Leaders started out, not by plotting the direction of the company, but by ensuring that they had all the right people in the right positions. Then they confronted the brutal facts of their organization, and used this knowledge to ensure that they chose the right direction for the firm. Knowing what the organization should be doing—and equally importantly what it should not be doing—they stuck stubbornly to the plan even when they were in dire circumstances. The culture of discipline within the organization ensured that the path to excellence would eventually be met. Patience, endurance and discipline, doggedly sticking only to what the company did best, resulted in outstanding results. This investigation of what distinguished the great from the mediocre is an excellent study of what is needed to build great organizations. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: A Full Book Summary An Analysis Fun quizzes Quiz Answers Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Good to Great Hair

By Robert Vetica
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fair Winds Press
  • Isbn : 1616734426
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reads : 596
  • File Pdf: good-to-great-hair.pdf

Book Summary:

All you need to create your own great hair style at home! Vetica preaches that professional techniques are not difficult; readers just need to know what to do and follow directions. In this ultimate hair styling book, he delivers to the reader all they need to know to create great hair at home or direct a professional stylist. He reveals insider secrets and techniques for recreating magazine and celebrity hairstyles, and how to adapt the look for the average reader’s tools and time constraints. The book is divided into three parts; 1. hair treatment and care, 2. hair cutting and styling techniques and 3. how to find a look for your faces structure and personal style. Even beginners will be able to style their hair like a pro while professional stylists can fine tune their skills with Vetica’s secrets and shortcuts. Step-by-step diagrams and photos illustrate different styles and how to work with tools of the trade such as curling irons, hair clips, and blow dryers. Before-and-after photos show readers the best hairstyles based on face shape, bone structure, type of hair, age, and personal style. Vetica peppers all of the techniques with his experience and insights gained from working with Hollywood’s top celebrities.

Good to Great to Innovate

By Lyn Sharratt,Gale Harild
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Isbn : 1483352285
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 630
  • File Pdf: good-to-great-to-innovate.pdf

Book Summary:

Guide your students to a successful future in the new economy Learn how outstanding schools on five continents address career readiness, and how your program can best prepare students for a successful future. Written for education leaders at all levels, this resource shows how to: Design a continuum of learning that empowers your students to become independent decision-makers Consistently support student voice and choice through all grade levels Integrate multiple Pathways to opportunity in your curriculum by developing local community partnerships Develop an approach to career readiness that recognizes the value of college, the workplace, university and the new “gold collar” jobs, including technology and the skilled trades

Book Review: Good to Great by Jim Collins

By 50MINUTES
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 50Minutes.com
  • Isbn : 280628015X
  • Pages : 31
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 819
  • File Pdf: book-review.pdf

Book Summary:

It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide. Taking a company from being good to being great is no mean feat, but luckily Collins has outlined some interesting concepts to help business owners take the next step towards greatness. From becoming a level 5 leader to improving your way of thinking and acting, Good to Great provides all the advice you need to help your organisation flourish and grow. The book has been translated into 32 languages and has featured on many bestseller lists, including those of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, for several months, proving the incredible success of this business book. Collins owns his own management research centre and has often collaborated with large-scale organisations such as CNN and the Marine Corps of the United States, who have benefitted from his profound knowledge and entrepreneurial mindset. This book review and analysis is perfect for: • Anyone looking to take their organisation to the next level • Anyone who wishes to improve their leadership skills • Anyone who is interested in Collins’ thought-provoking research in the management field About 50MINUTES.COM | BOOK REVIEW The Book Review series from the 50Minutes collection is aimed at anyone who is looking to learn from experts in their field without spending hours reading endless pages of information. Our reviews present a concise summary of the main points of each book, as well as providing context, different perspectives and concrete examples to illustrate the key concepts.

Good to Great in God's Eyes

By Chip Ingram
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Isbn : 1493406957
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 505
  • File Pdf: good-to-great-in-god-s-eyes.pdf

Book Summary:

Now poised to reach a new readership, Good to Great in God's Eyes shows how Christians can honor God with lives of great faith and excellent work. Believers become great in God's eyes by applying the ten common characteristics of great Christians: - think great thoughts - read great books - pursue great people - dream great dreams - pray great prayers - take great risks - make great sacrifices - enjoy great moments - empower great people - develop great habits Using Scripture, personal stories, and examples from Christians who left a lasting legacy, bestselling author Chip Ingram offers practical steps for becoming great in all areas of life, in spiritual growth, family, relationships, and career. Includes a foreword by Bob Buford and helpful discussion questions to facilitate group or individual study.

5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great

By Terri L. Orbuch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Isbn : 1632990571
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 408
  • File Pdf: 5-simple-steps-to-take-your-marriage-from-good-to-great.pdf

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Contrary to what you’ve been told, keeping a marriage successful does NOT take hard work! All it takes is making a few small changes over time. If you’re feeling your good marriage is starting to show a little wear, zero in on those imperfections, right?WRONG! Focus on what’s going well! Enhance the good aspects of your marriage and build on the solid foundation you already have. Dr. Orbuch debunks many common marriage myths and you’ll find out who needs more compliments—men or women. Who falls in love faster—women or men? With engaging quizzes and checklists; easy-to-use tips; and new takeaways on compatibility, fighting fair, and relationship ruts, 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great will give you perfect ways to say “I love you” and show you how to reignite the passion in your relationship. You’ll find out why it’s okay to go to bed mad and why you don’t want to engage in kitchen sinking! The advice in this smart, entertaining book will help you put the excitement back in your marriage in no time, and you’ll be amazed at how easy it will be. ​5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great is based on the findings of a groundbreaking study directed by Dr. Orbuch, and funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study—of the same 373 married couples—began in 1986 and continues today. Dr. Orbuch is a professor, a renowned therapist, and a nationally recognized relationship expert known as The Love Doctor®.